Covid 19 Update
Brock Kappelmann - March 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Miller Mortuary IMPORTANT NOTICE
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
As of Tuesday, April 7, 2020 our services will be geared towards Private Immediate Family Members only, which is in line with the governor’s emergency order of limiting public gatherings to help lower the spread of COVID-19. It is our obligation to help protect not only the families we serve but also our staff, our community, and those within it that may be at a higher risk of becoming ill. We fully recognize a family’s need to grieve during their loss and will try to do everything we can to assist them while also taking necessary precautions to protect our friends, families, and our community.
COVID-19 is HIGHLY INFECTIOUS
Miller Mortuary is implementing the following until the Pandemic subsides
*** At-Need Arrangements will be made with 3 people or less in our Arrangement Office.
*** PUBLIC Visitations/Viewings, Funeral, & Memorial Services are temporarily suspended.
*** Private Family Only Funeral Services with Casketed Burials scheduled on or after April 7, 2020 will need to be conducted at the Graveside with under 10 people total, including our staff; 6’ Social Distancing must be observed by all in attendance. Services can be viewed via Facebook Live.
*** Private Family Only Memorial Services with Urn Burial scheduled on or after April 7, 2020 will need to be conducted at the Graveside with under 10 people total, including our staff; 6’ Social Distancing must be observed by all in attendance. Services can be viewed via Facebook Live. *If a Memorial Service without an Urn Burial is desired, we will ask that it be scheduled at a later date once the Pandemic has subsided.
*** Private Family Only Viewings will be limited to IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY with under 10 people total, including our staff.
Our recommendation of 10 people for Family Only Viewings is 10 people Total not “10 People In / 10 People Out”. We do not believe that the alternating of 10 people in & out is a safe practice. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 is an airborne respiratory illness; even though we are diligently cleaning our facility there is absolutely no way we can properly sanitize/purify the air within our building between groups to keep everyone safe. If even one person in the first group of 10 is infected then sneezes or coughs we believe the air could also become contaminated, which could then potentially spread the virus to the subsequent groups.
Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our community. We know that these are strict measures that have to be taken to protect everybody and we greatly appreciate your trust and support during this difficult time. If anyone has any questions or concerns please call us at 620-624-3844 during office hours of 9am to 5pm.
Gene McElroy – Miller Mortuary- Owner, Director, & Embalmer
Southwest Guidance Center is accepting new clients and will be providing all mental health services by televideo or telephone until further notice. Those who already have scheduled appointments will be contacted by SWGC staff prior to the appointment to verify how the scheduled service will be provided. Those needing an injection should contact the RN at SWGC to schedule an appointment. Call 620-624-8171 for more information.
Starting March 23 the Liberal Lions Club will not be meeting until restrictions have been lifted.
Liberal Memorial Library closed indefinitely.
Seward County Community College campus closed- Online classes begin March 23.
OPSU rodeo season has been cancelled
Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo has been cancelled
KSHSAA spring sports cancelled
Liberal Baseball Association league and practices canceled
Liberal Junior Elite softball league and practices canceled
Kids Inc sports league and practices suspended.
City of Liberal meeting places closed
City of Liberal recreational facilities and events closed
Seward County offices and departments open for essential services only as of 5 pm Friday.
Seward County jail visitation suspended.
All jury trials suspended.
Renew car tags online or snail mail.
Seward County Health Department providing services by appointment. Call first
Crossroads Center closed
Catholic dioceses of Kansas have suspended public celebrations of the Mass until further notice.
Knights of Columbus bingo canceled until further notice.
Josh Abbott Band concert postponed.
Senior Center closed. Friendship meals being delivered.
Beaver Cow Chip Days postponed until September during Beaver County Fair
Town of Tyrone office closed.
Driver’s license office locations in Kansas will enter a 14-day closure beginning Monday, scheduled to reopen April 6.
Some online services will still be available to customers in need of things such as license renewals, said Zach Fletcher, director of communications for the Kansas Department of Revenue.
SERVICE UPDATE – SWGC remains OPEN and continues to see clients at our main office as well as our satellite offices in Hugoton, Meade, and Sublette. Clients are asked to bring only 1 family member with them to scheduled appointments. Staff are also preparing to provide services by televideo or telephone if needed. Please continue to follow recommended social distancing practices and inform staff if you have a fever (over 100), have a dry cough, or have traveled 100 miles outside of your home in the last seven days. Southwest Guidance Center is here to support you and your family. Follow this page for more information as our service delivery plans may change in the days ahead. – Dr. Bissell, Executive Director
Turpin school will be providing meals starting Monday, March 23, from 11:30-12:30. Watch for buses in the Ponderosa on Yucca Lane, the state line N. of HYW 270 and Turpin at the cafeteria. Childern ages 1-18 must be present to pick up food. Food will not be given to adults.
Great Plains Angels for Animals will pick up/deliver pet food for at risk call 626-0576.
Miss Teen Latina Yazmin Carrasco is reading books live on her Instagram page at 4 pm.
Black Hills Energy temporarily suspending non payment disconnections.
Souther Pioneer Electric temporarily suspending non payment disconnections.
City of Liberal parks are open.